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serves at the rights project. it's a very contentious, very energetic coalition and she shows leadership within the guild and extend the guild services for those in need of our legal services. when i spoke with her colleagues at the services where she served as a founding board member, they described the important work she did in mentoring the young attorneys and saw the hearts of even the hardest judges to work across the aisle. finally when i spoke with the foreign -- african resource immigrants they said they would like to hire her. that's why we hired leah
price. i'm hoping you will select her for the commission position. >> good afternoon, supervisors and everyone. my name is abraham, i'm an immigrant myself. i immigrated to san francisco for 33 years and lived here for 33 years. i'm there is brother of sooner lomon -- he was commission on immigrants rights. i know the importance of this commission because i have seen my brother work hard and trying to organize and had e did so many things that he could but life caught up with him and he passed away. i believe, haregue signed up
for this position. haregue is signed up for this committee. she's done a lot for the community and we expect her to do more. there is so many countless immigrants that obtained their residency because of her hard work. i believe by her being in this commission, we expect a lot from her and i know she will accomplish a lot. i'm here in support of her and also people like her to be in this commission and i thank you very much for your time and i hope she makes it. >>supervisor norman yee: thank you very much. is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. i want to thank the public for coming out for this item. i can see how passionate you are for the people you favor and i also want
to thank all the candidates that are applying for this position. once again, we are going to be discussing this. when we have a bunch of good applicants, more applicants than there are seats then it becomes very tough for us. >> supervisors campos? >>supervisor david campos: thank you very much, mr. chairman and thank you to the department head and her staff and to all the applicants. as chair yee indicated anytime you have more applicants than seats it's eight -- it's a challenge because there are so many great people. everyone who applied and spoken here today i think can be a pretty effective member of this commission and i actually think that the immigrant rights commission is one of
the most important commissions we have , and not only is it important for san francisco, but it's important for the state of california and country because san francisco time and time again continues to be a leader around issues on immigration and because of that, who sits on the immigrant rights commission is really important because the membership of that commission will determine whether or not we continue to play that leadership role. so this is what i'm thinking, i don't know where my colleagues are, but i think that continuity is important. so i would want to reappoint commissioners haregue, and i
think those three commissions are why they were appointed. very impressive presentations that were made by them and on their behalf and i mean the people that came and spoke about each one of them i think you know said it all and their respective communities look up to them and i want to thank them for the work they have done so far and i think it's important for those three commissioners to continue their work. in terms of the other two seats. seat one was held by viera hail who passed away recently and she was truly a champion for not just immigrants, but for anyone who had a tough time. and so i think that's also a
very important position and also the replacement of teresa chi. i have to again talking about, almudena, and i'm actual excited who someone who is not only a leader in san francisco, but an international leader and someone who has done in credible work throughout the world advancing human rights is interested in serving. i actually think it's a testament to how important this commission is that someone like almudena is interested and anyone in human rights knows about her an i think she would be an incredible addition and for the other seat i
believe that based on experience and the work that this individual has done that leah chen price would also been an addition. i'm grateful for the leadership role she has played in immigrant rights. that's where i am and wait to hear what my colleagues think. >>supervisor norman yee: supervisor tang. >>supervisor katy tang: thank you for starting us off and thank you for the applicants who are here today. i know that we all try to meet with a lot of the inform -- folks who couldn't come here today. looking around the room, it's amazing to see such diversity here an what a city to be part of immigrants rights division and all of your work is so important and not just issues that we are dealing with now but in san francisco and how you can continue to be a leader on immigration issues. with that said, i also do
agree that having our current commissioners being able to continue, i would support that, so commissioner gaime andensani, i would be okay with mr. campos no minations and was able to speak on that as well. i would be okay with mr. romanenko and miss chen price and bernabu. >> if i may make a motion that we
reappoint haregue for seat no. 3, bill hing, for seat no. 2 and elahe for no. 9 and chen price for seat no. 5. >>supervisor norman yee: okay, there is a motion and i agree with both my colleagues here this each one of you are well qualified for this. this is another very difficult decision. for the people that are not going to be able to getten this time, please reply. i have seen it over where people did not get it the first time around many times get it the second time around. i agree with the three
incumbents here. the three people that are going to be reappointed. i looked at one important issue for myself and my clooez in the past is to look at whether people show up for the meeting and i'm glad all three of them are stellar in their attendance. there is no reason for me to not want to support their reappointment. so, given that, there is a motion on the floor for the five seats and with no objection, the motion passes. >> mr. chairman, you need to wave the residency requirement. >> can i make a motion to wave the residency waiver requirement. >> so moved. >> that motion passes. also by supervisor campos,
that motion passes. congratulations. madam clerk, can you please call items 5 and 6. 5.141015[settlement of grievance - wah eng - $67,436.01]resolution approving settlement of the unlitigated grievance erd no. 02-12-25411 of wah eng against the city and county of san francisco for $67,436.01; service employees international union, local 1021, notified the city of the grievance entitled grievance of wah eng on or before july 9, 2012. sf 512346.141016[settlement of claim - sf third street equity partners, llc - $103,232.10]resolution approving the settlement of the unlitigated claim filed on july 9, 2014, by sf third street equity partners, llc, against the city and county of san francisco for $103,232.10. city sf 512346.141016[settlement of claim - sf third street equity partners, llc - $103,232.10]resolution approving the settlement of the unlitigated claim filed on july 9, 2014, by sf third street equity partners, llc, against the city and county of san
francisco for $103,232.10. city attorneyy. sf 512346.141016[settlement of claim - sf third street equity partners, llc - $103,232.10]resolution approving the settlement of the unlitigated claim filed on july 9, 2014, by sf third street equity partners, llc, against the city and county of san francisco for $103,232.10. city attorneyy. >> clooegs 1234 any public comments on items 5 and 6? is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. we are going into closed session. can we take a motion on that yet. >>supervisor david campos: so moved. >>supervisor norman yee: we are going into closed session. we are going to clear the room. thank you very much.
(music) >> we are rehearsing for our most expensive tour; plus two concerts here. we are proud that the growth of the orchestra, and how it is expanded and it is being accepted. my ambition when i came on as music director here -- it was evident we needed absolutely excellent work. also evident to me that i thought everyone should know that. this was my purpose. and after we opened, which was a spectacular opening concert about five weeks after that the economy completely crashed. my plan -- and i'm absolutely dogmatic about my plans --were delayed slightly.
i would say that in this very difficult timefor the arts and everyone, especially the arts, it's phenomenal how new century has grown where many unfortunate organizations have stopped. during this period we got ourselves on national radio presence; we started touring, releasing cds, a dvd. we continue to tour. reputation grows and grows and grows and it has never stopped going forward. msk(music) >> the bay area knows the orchestra. you maybe take things for granted a little bit. that is simply not the case will go on the road. the audiences go crazy. they don't see vitality like this on stage. we are capable of conveying joy
when we play. msk(music) >> any performance that we do, that a program, that will be something on the program that you haven't heard before. string orchestra repertoire is pretty small. i used to be boxed into small repertoire. i kept constantly looking for new repertoire and commissioning new arrangements. if you look at the first of the program you have very early, young vibrant mendelson; fabulous opener and then you have this fabulous concerto written for us in the orchestra. is our gift. msk(music)
>> and then you have strauss, extraordinary piece. the most challenging of all. string orchestra work. 23 solo instrument, no violin section, now viola section; everybody is responsible for their part in this piece. the challenge is something that i felt not only that we could do , absolutely could do, but i wanted to show off. i can't tell you how aware i am of the audience. not only what i hear but their vibes, so strong. i have been doing this for a long time.
i kind of make them feel what i want them to feel. there is nobody in that audience or anywhere that is not going to know that particular song by the fourth note. and that is our encore on tour. by the way. i am proud to play it, we are from san francisco. we are going to play that piece no matter where we are. public commission >> please stand by...
[ gavel ] >> >> good morning ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to call this meeting of the san francisco public utilities commission of tuesday october 14, 2014, to order at 130 :30 p.m.. madam clerk, please read the roll. courtney, caen, vietor. we have a quorum. 2 first item is to approve the minutes. >> second. >> any comment on approval of the minutes?
seeing none, i will call for a vote. all in favor say, "aye". >> aye. >> any opposed? >> the ayes have it. the next item. city clerk: item 4, public comment. >> if you are interested in speaking, please fill out a card. if you do i will call you in this order. mr. decosta, yolanda louis. >> good afternoon. >> good morning. the community is at a stage where we are paying very careful attention to the water system improvement project but to the sewer system improvement